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Assistant Professor Interdisciplinary Social Science (ISW): Migration, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Relations (1.0 FTE)

We are looking for a colleague starting 1 November 2021 to take up a full-time permanent position of an Assistant Professor. You prioritize teaching as the …

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Domplein, Utrecht, Utrecht
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 40 uur
€ 3746 - € 5826 per maand


We are looking for a colleague starting 1 November 2021 to take up a full-time permanent position of an Assistant Professor. You prioritize teaching as the core task in this function and want to contribute to creating impact.
You will be positioned at the Department of Interdisciplinary Social Science of the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Utrecht University. The candidate is expected to be involved in teaching in Dutch and English. Proficiency in Dutch is thus a requirement.
Candidates with a particular interest in working with an interdisciplinary team of graduate students, faculty, and societal partners on projects aimed at understanding migration, cultural diversity and its impact on interethnic relations and immigrant integration, are encouraged to apply. You will be teaching in the Bachelor’s degree program in Interdisciplinary Social Science and our Research Master’s program Migration, Ethnic Relations and Multiculturalism (MERM). Our teaching crosses disciplinary boundaries of fields such as sociology, psychology, and political science.

The department’s research activities are organized in three programs: ‘Migration, Cultural Diversity, and Ethnic Relations’, ‘Social Policy and Public Health’, and ‘Youth in Changing Cultural Contexts’. The position will be affiliated with the former program: Interdisciplinary Social Science: Migration, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Relations. Your research will be part of the European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations (ERCOMER, headed by Prof. Marcel Lubbers). We have a young, enthusiastic, interdisciplinary team. The group is internationally oriented and has long-standing collaborations with (inter)national research departments and societal partners. The research group participates actively in the national research school ICS as well as in the UU’s strategic theme Institutions for Open Societies and in the UU’s focus area Migration and Societal Change.

Research in the Migration, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Relations group has a stronghold in quantitative methods. Our research focuses on inclusion and exclusion of immigrants, both from the immigrant perspective as well as from the origin and destination country perspective. Research interests include a broad range of topics that fall under the umbrella of migration, diversity and interethnic relations, such as group identities, intergroup attitudes, nationalism and right-wing radicalism, discrimination, immigrants’ structural, social and political integration, dynamics in the first years after migration, religiosity and transnationalism. We examine these questions among the general population but also in specific settings, such as in schools, neighbourhoods and organizations.

The position involves 70% teaching activities and 30% research time. The core tasks will include:

  • contributing to the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes within the curriculum of Interdisciplinary Social Science;
  • translating and communicating scientific findings to different audiences, creating impact, also by ways of the group’s website maintenance;
  • carrying out research within the scope of the research area of ‘Migration, Diversity and Ethnic Relations’;
  • contributing to the acquisition of external research funding.



  • The candidate has preferably experience with teaching in academic courses.
  • The candidate is an inspiring teacher.
  • The candidate holds a Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO) or is willing to acquire this in the near future.

Research and impact:

  • The candidate holds a PhD degree in the field of social or behavioural sciences or can provide evidence that the manuscript of the dissertation in the field of social or behavioural sciences is approved.
  • The candidate has experience in writing and presenting for a non-academic public.
  • The candidate has experience in conducting scientific research in the field of migration, diversity and/or ethnic relations.
  • The candidate has ideas for a research line that fits the ERCOMER profile.
  • The candidate has good communication skills, a proactive work attitude, and is able to work within a team.
  • The candidate has a good command of written and spoken Dutch and English.


We offer a temporary position (1.0 FTE) for one year in an international working environment. After one year and good evaluations, the position will be extended. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience - ranges between €3,746 and €5,826 (scale 11/12 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year. In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). Here you'll find more information about working at Utrecht University.

Additional information

Additional information about this position can be obtained from Marcel Lubbers (m.lubbers@uu.nl).